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Mike Nikolich DJ Profile

I host The Friday Spin from noon to 3 pm CST every Friday afternoon. My show is an eclectic mix of new and old indie, world, alternative, punk, rock, jazz, prog, ambient, blues, soul, artist interviews, and anything else that tickles my fancy. If you enjoy Chicago blues, listen to the "Pre-Happy Hour Blues" at 1:55 pm, plus "Cover 3" at 2:25 pm, featuring one obscure original and three cool covers of songs you may or may not recognize. My show also features concert news, Rock & Roll birthdays, and plenty of music trivia. Oh yeah, and I love to play your requests, so submit them to via any of CHIRP's social media channels, my Facebook page ("Mike Nikolich") or dj@chirpradio.org. If I can't work your request into today's show, I will do my best to get it on the air the following week.

 

Check out Mike's two most recent shows here.

Mike Nikolich's Playlists

9/30 - 2pm hour
Tortoise - The Catastrophist album artwork 2:55pm Tortoise Local Ox Duke The Catastrophist (Thrill Jockey)
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Rhett Miller - The Misfit album artwork 2:51pm Rhett Miller Follow You Home The Misfit (ATO)
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The Casual Dots - Sanguine Truth album artwork 2:50pm The Casual Dots The Frequency of Fear Sanguine Truth (Ixor Stix)
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Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger album artwork 2:41pm Soundgarden Rusty Cage Badmotorfinger (A&M)
Track Notes: Johnny Cash's cover is more well known, but this was the original! Buy Soundgarden Badmotorfinger at Reckless Records Buy Soundgarden at iTunes Buy Soundgarden Badmotorfinger at eMusic Add to Collection
2:35pm Blitzen Trapper I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow Single (Vagrant)
Track Notes: This traditional folk song was first published by Dick Burnett in 1913. It's been covered by Bob Dylan, The Stanley Brothers, Joan Baez, and most famously, by Danny Tyminski for the movie, "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" Buy Blitzen Trapper Single at Reckless Records Buy Blitzen Trapper at iTunes Buy Blitzen Trapper Single at eMusic Add to Collection
The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Higher Ground album artwork 2:29pm The Blind Boys Of Alabama Higher Ground Higher Ground (Omnivore)
Track Notes: Stevie Wonder had to love this version, which I caught on Season 4 of Fargo. Buy The Blind Boys Of Alabama Higher Ground at Reckless Records Buy The Blind Boys Of Alabama at iTunes Buy The Blind Boys Of Alabama Higher Ground at eMusic Add to Collection
Dark Horses - A Psych Tribute to the Doors album artwork 2:28pm Dark Horses Hello, I Love You A Psych Tribute to the Doors (Cleopatra)
Track Notes: A great cover on an even better LP of psych covers of The Doors Buy Dark Horses A Psych Tribute to the Doors at Reckless Records Buy Dark Horses at iTunes Buy Dark Horses A Psych Tribute to the Doors at eMusic Add to Collection
Starcrawler - She Said album artwork 2:20pm Starcrawler She Said She Said (Big Machine)
Buy Starcrawler She Said at Reckless Records Buy Starcrawler at iTunes Buy Starcrawler She Said at eMusic Add to Collection
2:18pm Quivers I Just Wanted to See You So Bad If Only b/w I Just Wanted to See You So Bad (Ba Da Bing)
Buy Quivers If Only b/w I Just Wanted to See You So Bad at Reckless Records Buy Quivers at iTunes Buy Quivers If Only b/w I Just Wanted to See You So Bad at eMusic Add to Collection
2:17pm Martha Beat Perpetual Beat Perpetual (Green Noise)
Buy Martha Beat Perpetual at Reckless Records Buy Martha at iTunes Buy Martha Beat Perpetual at eMusic Add to Collection
2:06pm Bear Williams Local No Love Waters of Love (GVR)
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Charlie Musselwhite - Mississippi Son album artwork 2:05pm Charlie Musselwhite Remembering Big Joe Mississippi Son (Alligator)
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Adia Victoria - A Southern Gothic album artwork 2:03pm Adia Victoria Magnolia Blues A Southern Gothic (Atlantic)
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2:00pm Albert King I Get Evil Kings of the Blues Guitar (Charly Records)
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9/30 - 1pm hour
1:59pm DEMETRIA TAYLOR Local Bad Girl Bad (Delmark)
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1:53pm Iron & Wine Shake LORI EP (Black Cricket)
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1:52pm Makaya McCraven Local Dream Another In These Times (International Anthem)
Buy Makaya McCraven In These Times at Reckless Records Buy Makaya McCraven at iTunes Buy Makaya McCraven In These Times at eMusic Add to Collection
1:45pm The Markese-Fumo Express Quiet Colors File Under Kool (self-released)
Track Notes: On request from Steve... Buy The Markese-Fumo Express File Under Kool at Reckless Records Buy The Markese-Fumo Express at iTunes Buy The Markese-Fumo Express File Under Kool at eMusic Add to Collection
1:41pm King Crimson Frame By Frame Discipline (Warner Bros.)
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The London Suede - Autofiction album artwork 1:36pm The London Suede She Still Leads Me On Autofiction (BMG)
Buy The London Suede Autofiction at Reckless Records Buy The London Suede at iTunes Buy The London Suede Autofiction at eMusic Add to Collection
Shame - Drunk Tank Pink album artwork 1:31pm Shame Nigel Hitter Drunk Tank Pink (Dead Oceans)
Track Notes: CHIRP artist interviews air on Tuesdays at 10:12am, Wednesdays at 8:12pm, and Fridays at 1:12pm, or check them out any time at chirp radio dot org slash podcasts! Buy Shame Drunk Tank Pink at Reckless Records Buy Shame at iTunes Buy Shame Drunk Tank Pink at eMusic Add to Collection
1:11pm New Order Your Silent Face Power, Corruption & Lies (Qwest)
Track Notes: See New Order and the Pet Shop Boys tonight at Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island. Show starts at 6:30 pm. Buy New Order Power, Corruption & Lies at Reckless Records Buy New Order at iTunes Buy New Order Power, Corruption & Lies at eMusic Add to Collection
Geese - Projector album artwork 1:04pm Geese Exploding House Projector (Partisan)
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1:03pm The Lounge Society Blood Money Tired of Liberty (Speedy Wunderground/PIAS)
Buy The Lounge Society Tired of Liberty at Reckless Records Buy The Lounge Society at iTunes Buy The Lounge Society Tired of Liberty at eMusic Add to Collection
9/30 - 12pm hour
Pet Lions - Houses album artwork 12:58pm Pet Lions Local Comeback Houses (self-released)
Buy Pet Lions Houses at Reckless Records Buy Pet Lions at iTunes Buy Pet Lions Houses at eMusic Add to Collection
12:51pm Lady Lamb We Are Nobody Else Tender Warrior's Club (Mom + Pop)
Track Notes: Sunday at Hideout at 7:30 pm Buy Lady Lamb Tender Warrior's Club at Reckless Records Buy Lady Lamb at iTunes Buy Lady Lamb Tender Warrior's Club at eMusic Add to Collection
12:44pm The Black Angels Empires Falling Wilderness of Mirrors (Partisan)
Track Notes: Texas psych-rockers return for album #6, a bleak and dark exploration of a world going to Hell, but not without a fight. Buy The Black Angels Wilderness of Mirrors at Reckless Records Buy The Black Angels at iTunes Buy The Black Angels Wilderness of Mirrors at eMusic Add to Collection
The Orielles - Silver Dollar Moment album artwork 12:40pm The Orielles Let Your Dogtooth Grow Silver Dollar Moment (Heavenly)
Track Notes: Going out to Ken in Lake Forest. Thanks for your generous donation! Buy The Orielles Silver Dollar Moment at Reckless Records Buy The Orielles at iTunes Buy The Orielles Silver Dollar Moment at eMusic Add to Collection
Vieux Farka Touré et Khruangbin - Ali album artwork 12:37pm Vieux Farka Touré et Khruangbin Tongo Barra Ali (Dead Oceans)
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12:31pm Sufjan Stevens Video Game The Ascension (Asthmatic Kitty)
Track Notes: On request from Annette. Buy Sufjan Stevens The Ascension at Reckless Records Buy Sufjan Stevens at iTunes Buy Sufjan Stevens The Ascension at eMusic Add to Collection
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